The Romanian government has approved an ordinance to limit and compensate for energy prices, which provides for the extension of the measures until August 31, 2023. At the same time, the consumption ceiling for which compensation is granted for electricity is reduced from 300 kilowatt hours per month to 255 kilowatt hours per month, reports TV Digi 24.
Also, the state will compensate only 85 percent of the consumption of small companies at a price of 1 lei per kilowatt hour (the euro is exchanged for 4.86 lei), and producers, traders and suppliers will pay a solidarity fee from September 1.
For residential consumers, the capped prices remain the same as in the regulation adopted in March this year.
Thus, the final capped price billed by electricity suppliers is:
– a maximum of 0.68 lei/kilowatt hour, including VAT, for household customers whose average monthly consumption is between 0 and 100 kilowatt hours inclusive;
– a maximum of 0.80 lei/kilowatt hour, including VAT, for household customers whose average monthly consumption in 2021 was between 100.01 and 300 kilowatt hours, for current monthly consumption up to 255 kilowatt hours. Electricity consumption exceeding 255 kilowatt hours per month is charged at full price.
– a maximum of 1 lei/kilowatt hour, including VAT, for 85 percent of the average monthly consumption in 2021 for small and medium-sized enterprises.
– a maximum of 1 lei/kilowatt hour, including VAT, and for the full consumption of public and private hospitals, determined according to the relevant legislation, state and private educational institutions, as well as kindergartens, state and private providers of social services.
– for the rest of the public institutions, the price will be a maximum of 1 lei/kilowatt hour, including VAT, for 85 percent of the average monthly consumption in 2021.
For natural gas consumption between April 1, 2022 and August 31, 2023, the final price billed by suppliers is:
– a maximum of 0.31 lei/kilowatt hour, including VAT, for household customers;
– a maximum of 0.37 lei/kWh, including VAT, for non-residential customers whose annual natural gas consumption in 2021 is 50,000 megawatt hours or less, as well as for thermal energy producers.
Prime Minister Nicolae Chuka said at the start of today’s government meeting that 98 percent of households will benefit from price capping and compensation measures for electricity and natural gas bills.